Paul Melendy is an actor based in Boston with experience in theatre, film, and television. Over the past decade, Paul has become best known in Boston for his strong comedic chops and even stronger eyebrows.
In theatre, area credits include A Confederacy of Dunces co-starring Nick Offerman and Ryan Landry’s “M” (Huntington Theatre Company), Shakespeare at Fenway! with Mike O’Malley, Neal McDonough, and Christian Coulson, and Art with Seth Gilliam (Commonwealth Shakespeare Company), A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Commonwealth Shakespeare Company/Boston Landmarks Orchestra), Bank Job and The Last Schwartz (Gloucester Stage Company), The Apple Family Plays (Greater Boston Stage Company, Gloucester Stage Company, and New Repertory Theatre), Shear Madness (Charles St. Playhouse), and Ryan Landry’s Jesus Christ, It’s Christmas!, Snow White & the 7 Bottoms, and It’s a Horrible Life (Gold Dust Orphans). Other regional credits include Underground Railway Theater, Actors’ Shakespeare Project, Centastage, New Century Theatre, Wheelock Family Theatre, W.H.A.T., and Barnstormers Theatre.
Paul has originated several roles in world premieres, including The Fakus (winner of the 2013 IRNE Award for Best New Play) and Noir Hamlet in Boston. He is an ArtsImpulse Award winner (Best Ensemble in a Play -- The Apple Family Plays), an Elliot Norton Award nominee (Outstanding Musical Performance by an Actor -- for his role as George Bailey in It’s a Horrible Life), and a 2017 IRNE nominee for Best Actor -- Midsize Play for his role as Simon in The Last Schwartz.
Paul’s growing list of film credits includes Unfinished Business with Vince Vaughn and Dave Franco, The Makeover with Julia Stiles, The Pink Panther Deux with Steve Martin, and most recently Father of the Year with David Spade, which hit Netflix July 2018. He recently filmed a promo for CBS sports with John Malkovich which aired before the 2018 NFL AFC Championship game. You can also catch him on TV regularly as the Naked Guy for an infamous Bernie and Phyl’s ad, as well as in commercials for Webster Bank, Ally Bank, Staples, and the New Hampshire State Lottery, and in web spots for Citizens Bank.
Paul holds a BFA from Salem State University and is a member of Actors’ Equity Association and the Screen Actors Guild.